Transparency and trust: Be clear and open about the process, and provide a public record of the organizers, sponsors, outcomes, and range of views and ideas expressed.
Transparency and trust with Mr. Over
Mr. Over was displaced from Urabá about 15 years ago. He moved to Pácora with his wife, oldest child, and mother to escape the violence from his hometown.
An example of transparency and trust is when we visited Mr. Over and his family to conduct oral history interview. Before we interviewed him, we had already met with him a couple of times before and spoke to him about the project. He also met Jillian last year when she was part of the International Field Program in Colombia. Having some insight about his family’s history, we spent a whole day with Over and his family. We talked to Over about his job while he was showing us the process of picking out coffee beans. Jillian and I also played with his youngest children while eating breakfast and lunch. Having taken the whole day to learn about the family before interviewing the participant, we made sure that Mr. Over felt comfortable enough to share his story. There was transparency throughout the interview because Mr. Over knew the ethical process beforehand.